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Building Name

Assembly Hall

Historic District

Stetson University Campus Historic District


Stetson Stover Theater, Deland, FL. Built in 1930 a one-and-a-half-story building, Stover Theatre is home to the oldest collegiate theatrical company in the south. Originally called Assembly Hall, because Florida churchmen complained about Stetson's building of a "theatre," it was renamed Stover Theatre in 1938 to honor Irving Stover, Stetson professor of speech since 1908.
Seating about 350, it was the first theatre built just for dramatics at a Florida university.. The interior has a Mediterranean influence in the lobby, seating area, gallery and small balcony. The exterior features a gable roof, marquee, diamond pane double-hung sash windows and French entry doors. It is in good condition.
Contributing Building - Stetson University Campus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places
NRIS #91000244

Latitude, Longitude

29.03395, -81.303543

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; College campuses; College buildings; Theaters; Stetson Stover Theater; Irving Stover--professor; Assembly Hall; Stetson University; Volusia County; Deland, Fl.; Images; photographs


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